The Top 9 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail (And How to Beat Them) | STACK Fitness
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

The Top 9 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail (And How to Beat Them)

January 4, 2013

< PREV
1 of 10
NEXT >

Photos: lyndseydesjardins.com, community.stretcher.com, abc.net.au, juliechoitrepkau.squarespace.com, news.softpedia.com, xcisl.edu, uncutsports.com, pmthink.com

Another new year is here, which means that right now, millions of people are chasing after new diet and fitness goals—goals they will never reach.

The problem isn’t lack of effort or desire. It’s that most people’s New Year’s resolutions are unrealistic to begin with. But even when they pick the right targets, many folks run into pitfalls along the way—some of them painfully easy to avoid.

Click through the slide show to discover the nine most common obstacles that stop people short of their goals, along with strategies for beating them—from some of the top fitness experts in the world.

 

Zac Clark
- Zac Clark is STACK Media's Custom Content Manager. Prior to joining STACK in September 2008, he served as an editorial assistant for USA Hockey Magazine...
Zac Clark
- Zac Clark is STACK Media's Custom Content Manager. Prior to joining STACK in September 2008, he served as an editorial assistant for USA Hockey Magazine...
Must See
Patrick Willis' Homegrown Off-Season Workout
Views: 1,218,714
Dashon Goldson: "You Just Gotta Have Heart"
Views: 2,251,445
Why NFL Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson Counts His Blessings
Views: 1,878,530

Featured Videos

Quest for the Ring: University of Wisconsin Views: 224,260
Path to the Pros 2015: Training Days Views: 117,335
Quest for the Ring: University of Kentucky Views: 388,894
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

More Cool Stuff You'll Like

WATCH: Dez Bryant's Superhuman Punching Bag Abs

The Comeback Kid: How Scott Kazmir Resurrected His MLB Career

4 Unnecessary Things That Only Overcomplicate Your Workouts

Fixing Common Weaknesses in Lacrosse Players

Home Gyms in the 1800s Were a Lot Like Today's TRX Trainer

Get Lacrosse-Specific Workouts With Bridge Lacrosse

WATCH: 3 Power Moves for the Diamond from Edwin Encarnaci

WATCH: David Wilson's Acrobat Ab Workout

WATCH: Brandon Thompson's Plate Mountain Push-Ups

WATCH: Darnell Dockett Manhandles 655-Pound Tire

WATCH: Giuseppe Rossi's 360-Degree Pilates Side Plank

WATCH: Travis Kelce's Split-Squat Jump with Battling Ropes

Versatility Raises the Value of These 11 NFL Draft Prospects

WATCH: Sergio Ramos's Trampoline Wall Touch

Kaitlin Sather Nielsen Does It All

WATCH: Jos

How to Find the Perfect Strength Coach or Personal Trainer

How to Provide a Spot for the Bench Press

Game Changer: Should You Be Using Machines or Free Weights?

Johny Hendricks Gets Back to Basics

The Training Behind Super Bowl XLIX

The 13-Exercise Duke Lacrosse Dynamic Warm-Up

The Dangers of Heat Stress for Athletes

WATCH: Bryce Harper's 550-Pound 'Human Plate Pull'

SURVIVING SEALFIT: 3 Ways SEAL-Style Workouts Change Your Life

Victor Cruz's Pool Workout with a ViPR

Amari Cooper Shows Off Clapping Pull-Ups on Combine Week

5 Big Benefits of Yoga for Basketball Players

WATCH: Jos

Odell Beckham Jr. Shows Out on the Speed Ladder

WATCH: D.J. Campbell's Net Wall Explosive Pull-Up

WATCH: Vontae Davis's Half-Box Squat with Plate

WATCH: Duke Ihenacho's Reverse Hip Raise with Bicycle Kick

Lacrosse Players: Get Stronger on the Field with 4 Exercises

Ndamukong Suh's High School Highlights Not What You'd Expect

Introducing the 2015 'All-Gaines NFL Combine Team'

The 3 Best Posture Exercises That Build Strength

WATCH: Darnell Dockett's Explosive Sled Row with Training Mask

Kevin Love

WATCH: Usain Bolt's 2-in-1 Decline Sit-Up with Bench Press

WATCH: Michelle Jenneke's Superwoman Push-Ups